Three cases of emergency department medical malpractice involving “consultations”: How is liability legally determined?

Alaa Aldalati, Venkatesh R. Bellamkonda, Gregory P. Moore, Alexander S. Finch

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Abstract

This article presents three successfully litigated medical malpractice cases involving emergency physicians and consultants. We discuss the respective case medical diagnoses, as well as established legal principles that determine in a court proceeding which provider will be liable. Specifically, we explain the legal principles of “patient physician relationship” and “affirmative act.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

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